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Residential Solar PV Price Index – May 2018

May 3, 2018
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Average residential solar system prices continue to sit at about $1.35 per watt ($/W) for the second month in a row, despite a number of pricing updates from installers in the network across the country. A basic 5kW solar system – one of the most popular sizes – costs just under $5,700 on average, while ‘premium’ and […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – March 2018

March 14, 2018
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Average solar system prices dipped slightly between February and March 2018 – coming in at about $1.38 per watt as opposed to $1.40/W last month – according to the most recent data from Solar Choice’s installer network database. While average prices decreased for most capital cities, Sydney and Canberra saw slight increases, due in part to changes […]

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Tips for going solar with a fiddly, inner city rooftop

February 15, 2018
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If you take a look at the APVI’s Solar Status Map, a curious thing you’ll notice is that the penetration rates for rooftop solar in Australia’s most densely populated capital cities (primarily Sydney & Melbourne) are not as high as you’d expect. While the national average is over 15%, solar PV penetration in these inner city […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – January 2018

January 9, 2018
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In this month’s Solar PV Price Index, the average price for a ‘primary’/standard solar PV system offering remains almost unchanged from December, at about $1.31 per watt ($1.31/W). The average for a premium system was $1.56/W, while the average for a microinverter system was $1.93/W – both up slightly from last month. Average solar PV […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – December 2017

December 12, 2017
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The average price per watt ($/W) for primary offerings was $1.30 this month – down slightly from November and a new low since we began tracking prices in 2012. The average for a premium system was $1.54/W, while the average for a microinverter system was $1.86/W. December marks the second month using our new Solar […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – November 2017

November 7, 2017
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We’ve introduced some major improvements to this month’s Solar PV Price Index. Namely: We’ve added 7kW solar systems to all tables We’ve included in new tables & data for ‘premium’ and ‘microinverter’ system offerings We’ve drawn clearer distinctions between ‘primary’, ‘premium’ and ‘microinverter’ pricing We’ve dropped 1.5kW systems from our data tracking (because so few […]

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Microinverters: Are they right for your solar system?

April 18, 2017
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As the name suggests, microinverters are small inverters for use in solar PV systems, usually installed at a ratio of one per solar panel. By contrast, most solar PV systems in Australia have a single, centralised inverter called a string inverter. What are the advantages of having a solar PV system that uses microinverters instead of […]

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Alternative monitoring solution for Enecsys owners who are left in the dark

April 18, 2017
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With the end of microinverter manufacturer Enecsys in early 2015, so ended the company’s online monitoring platform, leaving Enecsys system owners without any way to monitor their system’s output data. Two years on, there is now an alternative monitoring solution that gives Enecsys owners an overview of the performance of their solar panels: EnecsysOutput.com EnecsysOutput is an online […]

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Why Australia is fertile ground for home battery storage (Q&A with Enphase cofounder Raghu Belur – Part 3)

December 2, 2015
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Solar Choice: Enphase is known mainly for its world-leading microinverters. What spurred the company to get involved in the energy storage market, and why did it choose Australia as the launching ground for its AC Battery? Raghu Belur: If you notice, we are not called ‘Enphase Solar’ – we are called ‘Enphase Energy’. When industries […]

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Home solar in Australia: To grid or not to grid? (Q&A with Enphase cofounder Raghu Belur – Part 2)

December 2, 2015
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Solar Choice: Many Australian households talk about ‘going off-grid’. Could the Enphase system help them achieve this goal? What are your thoughts on this desire to cut ties with utilities / retailers? Raghu Belur: Technology exists today for people to go off grid if they wish. There’s solar PV, fossil fuel generators, storage, load management, […]

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Enphase Energy’s ‘AC Battery’: A modular, expandable energy storage solution for Australian homes

November 2, 2015
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Enphase Energy, a US-based energy technology company and the world’s largest manufacturer of microinverters, has recently announced that Australia will be the launching pad for its groundbeaking AC Battery, which will be available next year. The Enphase AC Battery is a modular, expandable energy storage solution worthy of the company that brought microinverter technology into […]

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Sunvertec: An Aussie-made ‘distributed inverter’ designed to rival microinverters & string inverters alike

September 9, 2015
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A Perth-based engineering startup is looking to change the way that Australia – and the world – looks at solar inverters. Sunvertec, which announced itself to the world at the Solar 2015 conference in Melbourne earlier this year, says that it has developed a first-of-kind ‘distributed inverter’ system that promises both cost savings and industry-leading efficiencies. […]

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Solar Choice Commercial brokers 30kW solar array for OMNI Connect in Carrum Downs, VIC

January 15, 2015
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The Solar Choice Commercial team has brokered a 30kW solar system for Victoria’s OMNI Connect. OMNI Connect is a telecommunications carrier and internet service provider based in Carrum Downs. The company approached Solar Choice in mid-may of 2014 searching for a 30kW solar system after having originally sought advice from another installer. Over the course of the […]

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Solar Choice brokers 79kW of solar across five sites for Galvins Plumbing Supplies in & around Perth

January 6, 2015
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The Solar Choice Commercial team has brokered a total of 79kW of solar capacity across five separate sites owned by Galvins Plumbing Supplies in and around Perth, WA. Galvins contacted Solar Choice in July 2014 to assess the viability and benefits of solar for each of their WA sites. Solar Choice’s in-house engineer analysed the company’s […]

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Solar Choice delivers aesthetic 100kW solar power system for National Golf Club in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

December 3, 2014
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The National Golf Club (NGC) is now the proud owner of a sleek and majestic 100kW solar array installed across its clubhouse premises at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The Solar Choice Commercial team was approached by the Club to develop the business case and impartially manage the tender for the project, and worked […]

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Microinverters & DC-DC optimisers to shake up solar PV market, confirms Navigant Consulting

March 4, 2014
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Echoing the findings of GTM Research in a report released not long ago, the market for microinverters and DC-DC power optimisers is set to take off dramatically, predicts a new report from Navigant Research. These technologies, collectively referred to as ‘Module-Level Power Electronics’ (MLPE), are “two of the most disruptive technologies in the solar PV […]

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Market for module-level power electronics set to grow five-fold in 2017

February 13, 2014
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Greentech Media Research (GTM) has recently released a report that predicts the module-level power electronics (MLPE) market to grow five-fold by 2017, singling out 2014 to be the landmark year for the explosive growth. Such module-level power electronics help in maximising the energy output of existing modules by reducing losses due to power mismatch in […]

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RESA’s VoltLogic attains AS4777 standard certification

February 12, 2014
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Renewable Energy Systems Australia (RESA) has received approval for its VoltLogic to be connected to the grid under the Australian standard for solar system inverters, AS4777. The certification is of course a major milestone for RESA and the VoltLogic, but it is also significant for what it means for grid-connected solar more generally. One of […]

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ReneSola solar panels (& other products) in Australia

June 13, 2013
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Renesola is one of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, as well as one of the leading suppliers to Australia. The company produces a range of affordable ‘quasi-monocrystalline’, monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels, as well as its own line of microinverters. The company will also soon be introducing its own string/central inverter solution, […]

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iEnergy microinverters in Australia

May 7, 2013
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iEnergy is a power optimisation and power conversion product manufacturer whose microinverters have been available on the Australian market since the end of 2012. Microinverters have been growing in popularity over the past few years, and iEnergy’s GT260 adds to the range of options available to households and businesses considering installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Enphase microinverters in Australia

March 23, 2013
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Enphase was the world’s first microinverter manufacturer, having pioneered the technology as a solution to some of the typical problems and inefficiencies that afflict solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Since its founding in 2006, Enphase has shipped millions of units globally, recently expanding its presence to Australia, where microinverters are steadily gaining notoriety and popularity amongst […]

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SolarEdge: Module-level DC-DC optimisers for solar PV systems

December 12, 2012
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One of the trickiest parts of maximising efficiency in a solar installation is dealing with variations in power output among panels and strings of panels in the same system. SolarEdge is a company that has developed a unique solution to the problem of irregularity in solar panel array output. It uses a solar system architecture that utilises per-module maximum […]

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ReneSola introduces new line of microinverters for the US market

September 12, 2012
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ReneSola, a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, has introduced a line of microinverters, according to a media statement from the company. The Micro RePlus microinverters are intended both for installation as stand-alone units or integration into solar panels at the factory. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for […]

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SolarBridge Technologies: Microinverters for AC solar panels

August 17, 2012
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SolarBridge Technologies is a US-based company whose mission is to facilitate uptake of rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) by reducing its complexity and improving its cost-efficiency, developing and manufacturing reliable, high-quality AC microinverters for integration with solar panels. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsIs home […]

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